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, by restoring clinton-era tax rates for the top 1% of income earners. that's what we've done so far. i think it probably is safe to say that the tax rate discussion is probably done, but we have not even begun to discuss tax loopholes. why should millionaires get more tax benefit against their charitable contributions than middle-class families do? why should a billionaire who builds a wing on a museum and puts his name on it get more tax bang for his charitable buck than the middle-class family who gives to their local church? is protecting that benefit for high-end charitable donors more important than addressing our deficit? how about tax subsidies to the most profitable companies in the world, the big oil behemoths? the american taxpayer is asked to provide money to big and often foreign oil companies. is keeping big oil lobbyists happy with subsidies from the american people more important than addressing our deficit? should companies and wealthy individuals be allowed to hide their money from the tax man in offshore accounts while working families pay their taxes fair and square? is pr
the debt, they would have been eager to let all the bush tax cuts expire. the cbo has shown that if we did that, debt as a share of the economy would fall to half in the next ten years. and if we were to leave the bush cuts in place, it would double. so, no, they're not serious about cutting deficits. they're serious about continuing to pose as the party of tax cuts for the rich. >> and i want to point out that just about an hour after we got the report on the gdp, senate minority leader mitch mcconnell gave this warning about government spending. here it is. >> this, my colleagues, is the europeanization of america. this is the pathway to greece. >> really? your thoughts on that. >> well, there is one way that we are on a pathway to greece. in greece they do not have an effective tax system, and people cheat left and right. we are starving the irs. i've been talking to people inside the irs whose units have been cut 30, 40, 50% in personnel, and they're not auditing, and they're not going after the tough cases that will mean the less money for the government and the less money for all gov
planned to especial on the tax season eight days ago but had to push back the date because congress delayed passing some key tax provisions. a similar delay two years ago pushed the opening of tax season into mid-february. >>> coming up on wusa9, the need for speed. should you be able to drive faster on the intercounty connector in montgomery county? we'll talk to phil andrew abouts that issue and a few other things right after this. >>> kind of warm out here. we have winds gusting 30, even 35 miles an hour. look at these temperatures. enjoy them now. the cold is on the way back here. we have readings up to 68 in alexandria and waldorf. 69 in dumfries. 68 dulles. 69 in crofton. i'll be back and look at radar. we'll talk about the storm potential and the snow potential >>> welcome back. it's been smooth sailing to say the least on the intercounty connector ever since it opened, tough' driven on t. now phil andrews is pushing for some big changes. welcome back. good to see you. >> thank you for having me. >> full disclosure, you represent me. i live up in gaithersburg. i use the conne
say the payroll tax hike that people felt this year may slow the current quarter's growth. >> where it will have an impact is on retail sales in january, february, those could come in a bit soft as people start to respond to the fact that the income isn't as high as they thought it would be. >> nigel gault says the latest gdp report doesn't suggest the trend but taking the last two reports together is a clearer picture of the economy. >> average the two, we are around 1.5%. i think that is the pace we were showing in the second half of the year. it's recovery. but it's soft. >> gault says most private spending categories like housing for example, did better in the fourth quarter than the third. he expects positive growth this year and not a slide in a recession. bret? >> wendell goler live on the north lawn. thanks. let's bring it home now. what does it mean for you and your family? fox business news anchor melissa francis is in new york with answers perhaps. good evening, melissa. >> reporter: good evening, bret. it means if you thought the economy felt worse than the politicians e
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. [ male announcer ] try alka seltzer plus severe sinus day and night ...tax time can ofbe...well...taxing. so right now we'll give you... ...$10 off any turbo tax deluxe level software or higher! find thousands of big deals now... ...at officemax. then you're going to love this. right now they're only $14.95! wow-a grt deal just got a whole lot better. hurry. $14.95 won't last. >>> prostitution and politics. senator bob menendez is denying claims of a campaign donor, provided him with prostitutes, potentially underage, while he was in the dominican republic last year. now, the senator's denial comes just hours after the office was raided in miami. susan candiotti is "outfront" with this story. what are you learning about this investigation? >> hi, erin. the allegations involve who paid for trips he took to a luxury resort in the dominican republic and who he may have met while there. prostitutes. he denies anything improper about the trips in question and denies he was with prostitutes. a florida eye doctor and his campaign contributor with whom the senator stayed is now under scrutiny wi
to places beyond it. siemens. answers. ...tax time can ofbe...well...taxing. so right now we'll give you... ...$10 off any turbo tax deluxe level software or higher! find thousands of big deals now... ...at officemax. life with crohn's disease is a daily game of "what ifs". what if my stomach pain and cramps come back? what if the plane gets delayed? what if i can't hide my symptoms? what if this takes too long? what if? but what if the most important question is the one you're not asking? what if the underlying cause of your crohn's symptoms is damaging inflammation? for help getting the answers you need visit knowcrohns.com/tv and use the interactive discussion guide to speak with your gastroenterologist. >>> our second story "outfront," the big question for hillary clinton. okay, not that one about 2016. this one. >> which of these three names would you like to adopt. we spent three or four months on this. the incredible hillary. the artist formerly known as the secretary. or just hill clinton. but it does sound a bit like bill. >> yeah. i think we're going to have to work on that lis
learned in 2011, melvin was slapped with an $11 million tax lien by the irs. the doctor has not returned repeated calls from cnn. menendez acknowledges in a statement that he's flown on the doctor's corporate jet. the doctor has a vacation home at a lush seaside resort in the dominican republic. now, it appears the senate ethics committee may be involved. last fall, it got this e-mail complaint from a new jersey republican state senator asking for an investigation into those caribbean trips. the e-mail complaint questions whether menendez violated the code by quote repeatedly flying on a jet to the dominican republic and other locations and solisitting prostitution. last month, a watchdog group received an allegation he was partying with -- in the dominican republic. the group referred it to the fbi. more recently, a conservative blog published a link to videos of alleged prostitutes making claims against the senator. neither the fbi nor the ethics committee will say whether they are investigating senator menendez. >> very quickly, has he said anything about it? has he outright denied it
and -- well that's easy ...tax time can ofbe...well...taxing. so right now we'll give you... ...$10 off any turbo tax deluxe level software or higher! find thousands of big deals now... ...at officemax. >>> massachusetts governor duvall patrick has named a place holder to fill the senate seat of john terry. he'd be the second african-american in the senate. tim scott of south carolina, another appointee is the other. it's the first time in history that two african-americans have served in the senate at the same time. in selecting cowan, governor patrick passed over former congressman barney frank who openly lobbied for the job. cowan will serve until april 30th when massachusetts voters will choose someone to fill out the remainder of kerry's term. we'll be right back. stand. our financial advice is geared specifically to current and former military members and their families. [ laughs ] dad! dad! [ applause ] [ male announcer ] life brings obstacles. usaa brings retirement advice. call or visit us online. we're ready to help. learn more with our free usaa retirement guide. call 877
. paying taxes, paying a penalty. learning english. and then going to the back of the line behind all the folks who are trying to come here legally. that is only fair. all right. >> under the president's proposal, undocumented workers would be required to register, submit to background checks, pay fees and penalties, learn english and have their paperwork start at the back of the immigration processing line. senator john mccain released a statement saying while there are some differences in our approaches to this issue, we share the belief that any reform must recognize america as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants. we should all agree that border security and enforcement is particularly important. house speaker john boehner released a statement saying we hope the president is careful not to drag the debate to the left. and ultimately disrupt the difficult work that is ahead in the house and senate. the president made it clear he is going to keep the pressure on congress. >> if congress is unable to move forward in a timely fashion, i will send up a bill based on my proposal
have to lay out a path a process that includes passing a background check, paying taxes, paying a penalty, learning english and going to the back of the line behind all the folks who are trying to come here legally, that's only fair. >> the president will give two interviews tonight with univision and telemundo, with less than three days left as secretary of state hillary clinton is bidding farewell to her staff, her supporters and the media. the big question now, what's next? margaret brennan is at the state department. >> reporter: good morning. as hillary clinton says good-bye people want to will she run for president in four years? she said "i've been out of politics as secretary of state. i don't see myself getting back into politics." but will the answer change? she left a group of young people wondering yesterday when she spoke with a responsibility she feels at a global town hall. >> hello. >> reporter: hillary clinton told a global audience that breaking the gender barrier in politics is the cause of her life. >> there is still a double standard and
, and this is net, after tax revenue is realized, $2.6 trillion. and that's in costs in medicare, social security, unemployment compensation, food stamps and other welfare programs. that's a foundation study. so the bottom line is, we're trying to balance the budget in washington that we'll balance in ten years but not taking into account the 2.6 trillion that it will cost by creating a pathway to citizenship and that number may increase, wolf, if we don't have our borders secured. >> one final question, because a lot of republicans are looking at the fastest growing vote, the hispanic vote across the country and republicans, at least in the last presidential election, the one before 2008, didn't do very well. they are obviously anxious to reach out to latino voters. are you saying you want to just forget about that vote? >> no. what i'm saying, wolf, is that anyone that believes that immigration or illegal immigration is the most important issue to the latino population in america is grossly mistaken. it is an issue but it's not the most important issue to latinos. listen, the people that are hu
, which is to say neanderthal republicans, who will under no circumstances raise taxes or include spending on anything, except of course, when they increase spending on things that they like. crazy wayne quoted only one person to support his defense of absolutism. a supreme court justice. no, not anton scalia, the most conservative member of the court, because justice scalia disagrees with lapierre on the second amendment. he does not believe that the right to bear arms is absolute. >> what limitations on the right to keep and bear arms are permissible. some are, because there were some that were acknowledged at the time. >> no, there is nothing any current member of the supreme court has said that could help crazy wayne make his case last night. and so he reached all the way back to a supreme court justice who died 41 years ago, and was a liberal member of the supreme court, who if he were alive today would be a solid vote for gun control on the supreme court. >> don't take it from me, take it from former democratic u.s. senator, and u.s. supreme court justice hugo black. 50 years ago, af
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formerly known as the secretary. or just hill clinton. ...tax time can ofbe...well...taxing. so right now we'll give you... ...$10 off any turbo tax deluxe level software or higher! find thousands of big deals now... ...at officemax. >>> our second story "outfront," the big question for hillary clinton. okay, not that one about 2016. this one. >> which of these three names would you like to adopt. we spent three or four months on this. the incredible hillary. the artist formerly known as the secretary. or just hill clinton. but it does sound a bit like bill. >> yeah. i think we're going to have to work on that list. >> all right. does that list include president? today we asked about her presidential ambitions and here is how she chose to answer that question. >> i have absolutely no plans to run. >> okay. you heard her. robert reish has insight into what hillary really means. the former secretary of labor has known clinton since she was 19. they attended yale law school together, served in the clinton administration together and he even went out with her in their college days on a so-cal
%. back then we were staring tax increases in the face. there was the fiscal cliff coming right at us. consumer sentiment was in a tailspin. and weak holiday sales. add it all up, and you have got a contraction of the economy at the end of last year. okay? you've got a contraction. right now, just a few short weeks later, what you've got is a near-record high for the stock market. the dow is closing in on an all-time high. that is because the housing market is recovering. that is still true, despite the slippage in the economy. housing is recovering. most important, ben bernanke, martha, is printing up a storm of money and a lot of it is going right into the stock market. therefore, the market rallies, even though the economy contracts. martha: that would be an argument for sort of a false fluffy high in the stock market, i would imagine, right? >> i will not predict the stock market now, tomorrow or into the future but i will tell you that the market despite that terrible economic news will open only maybe 15 points lower for the dow industrials this morning. martha: you think back,
taxes. i think one of the things that you're seeing is there is this change. i think it's happened much more quickly than a lot of people thought it would. mccain reverting back to the old mccain. lindsey graham who is facing probably a primary test down in south carolina, a state that is now 5% latino. one of the fastest-growing states in the terms of latino population down there. so i think we're going to see the sort of blood letting on the republican party along all of these issues, but i think at the end of the day mccain speaks for a majority of republicans who are looking at a way to reform their party and looking at these changing demographics. >> howard, the stakes are high for one republican in particular. senator marco rubio has been front and center on rush limbaugh's radio program making the case for immigration reform. while limbaugh praised him, he's also met his share of critics. see what david vitter told laura ingrham today. >> i love marco but i think he's amazingly naive on this issue. this is the same old formula we've dealt with before including when it passed in 1
they want. and in the middle is the hard-working law-abiding tax-paying american. people want to protect themselves. >> cenk: nonsense, he knows that 40% of the sales are done through gun shows or off the internet, so they are not tracked. you know who that helps? the criminals. wayne lapierre and the nra loves that, because that means that the gun manufacturers that fund the nra make a lot more money, and then we're all scared of the criminals and we go out and buy guns and then they make more money. so wayne lapierre lives on fear. he literally makes his money off of fear. but dick durbin stood up to him. >> my problem with background checks is you're never going to get criminals to go through universal background checks. all of the law-abiding people -- you'll create an enormous federal bureaucracy unfunded, hitting all of the little people in the country. pay the fees. pay the taxes. we don't prosecute anybody right now that goes through the system we have. >> senator durbin? >> mr. lapierre that's the point. the criminals won't purchase the gun because there will be
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individuals who pay their taxes, who are now looking for relief. i'll tell you the way that we'll be able to handle this, with the compassion and the understanding that we have no other place to go and with voices like senator mark rubio and we hope many more. i can't attribute to him a senator that promotes amnesty because he wasn't here in the united states congress but i also say to you that although congressman smith is my friend, he is wrong. for the last decade, we have not promoted amnesty. i introduced legislation that talked about legalization and it had to do with paying fines, paying a duty in terms of either service in the military or charitable service. it said get in line and behind all those who had been in line so there were penalties and that's the focus of immigration reform for a decade. but as the president said, we have had nothing but debate and sound bites and no action. now i believe we have an opportunity for action. >> all right. and you believe and despite some members of the house who are republicans who, for example, congressman smith says, he doesn't believe
, it was down in january because folks took a hit with that payroll tax cut expiring and social security taxes. >> i wonder, the banks have these strict guidelines now. much stricter than before because of the huge banking debacle. so i wonder are they lending money to folks who want to buy a home. that's going to be an issue. >> that always helps spur things on. the bank loosens its grip on the green. and the federal reserve expected to release a statement that could have an impact on the markets in terms of their latest economic outlook. so stay tuned for that. >>> oil giant bp and the justice department have agreed to a record settlement in connection with the 2010 gulf oil disaster. in addition to paying $4 billion in penalties, the company agreed to plead guilty to manslaughter for the deaths of 11 workers on the deep water horizon rig. bp could pay billions more in environmental damage. >>> another financial headline for you. there could be a big change coming to youtube. a paid subscription service. users would pay to access programs on youtube channel. the fees are said to be somewhere
on this that will be posted later today. if you look back at ronald reagan, the conservative icon right? he raised taxes, seven out of eight years that he was president. he supported a ban on assault weapons. he supported and signed a bill creating amnesty for 3 million people who came here illegally. >> what a liberal. >> bill: if republicans -- ronald reagan could not get elected in the republican primary today and i just wish that -- not that i'm a great big fan of ronald reagan. but i wish republicans would just stop worshipping ronald reagan and start following him, start imitating him, and get that practical side to problem solving that ronald reagan did have. and he did support a ban on assault weapons, and in fact president obama quoted ronald reagan when he introduced his own gun-control measures. so immigration still probably going to happen before gun control, but the gun control battle has definitely joined after yesterday's hearing. bill joining us how are you? >> caller: hey, bill i just wanted to echo what ike said from charleston. >> bill: yeah. >> caller: and in
and not paying taxes and enjoying all of the benefits. >> being lazy and all. >> right. there is a large portion of the fox news audience that doesn't speak english. and what is fascinating here is it shows -- as the immigration debate heats up i want people to read their coverage on fox news latino and you will see a news outlet at war with itself. >> stephanie: yeah, i -- karl maybe i'm missing the logic -- every time we get into this immigration debate i don't get it. if we do nothing, all of those same 11, 12 million people are still going to be here. >> these are mexicans who mow our yards and clean our houses. and if they are citizens then we have to pay them more. and they are also brown and not deserving of benefits. >> stephanie: i see. bill o'reilly with colin powell. >> you being who you are, traditional guy, by supportingly as actively as you did barack obama you also put yourself in a category of intolerance on issues like entitlement culture, when you yourself were born in the south bronx and you made it on your own, the entitlement culture now extends t
, paid a fine and back taxes and learned english. they can apply to become a citizen behind people who started the process legally. >> for the first time in many years, republicans and democrats seem ready to tackle this problem together. >> reporter: some gop house members have already said they don't support the senate proposal, but some of the biggest opposition to immigration reform could come from outside the halls of congress. republican senator marco rubio went on conservative radio to drum up support from a skeptical rush limbaugh. >> if 70% of the hispanic vote went republican do you think the democrats would be for any part of this legislation. >> reporter: bob dane's group is also opposed to the bill. >> it is clearly a trojan horse, which really reforms nothing. >> reporter: the group of eight senators sponsoring the legislation say once the language is agreed upon, the bill could come up for a vote as early as this summer. danielle nottingham, cbs news, washington. >>> well, also on capitol hill, the senate overwhelmingly confirmed senator john k
if they passed a background check, paid a fine, back taxes and learned english. >> for the first time in many years, republicans and democrats seem ready to tackle this problem together. >> reporter: some gop house members say they don't support the senate proposal, but some of the biggest opposition to immigration reform could come from outside the halls of congress. republican senator marco rubio went on conservative radio to drum up support from a skeptical rush limbaugh. >> if 70% of the hispanics went republican do you thank'd be any part of this legislation? >> it is clearly a trojan horse, which really reforms nothing. >> reporter: the group of eight senators sponsoring the legislation say once the language is agreed upon, the bill could come up for a vote as early as this summer. danielle nottingham, cbs news, washington. >>> well, also on capitol hill, the senate overwhelmingly confirmed senator john kerry to be the next secretary of state. yesterday's vote was 94-3. kerry plans to resign from the senate on friday. earlier he was unanimously approved by the senate foreign relations c
taxes. and he wanted to eliminate hospice care for medicaid patients. so this perspective on spending that the tea party brought certainly hasn't gone away. anytime you've got 36 united states senators who voted down sandy relief a couple days ago, you know that something has fundamentally changed about the way that republicans talk about government. so i think it's too early to say that they're dead, but all the things dana points to are good signs and signs of some kind of sanity seeping in. >> and dana, maybe it's all in a name. because i think what continues on for sure is this conservative domination particularly in republican primaries. i mean, here you've got mitch mcconnell being threatened now in kentucky and next year's election from the right. >> right. and the tea party's never really been an organized political force. and i'm using that as a shorthand for the far right that's been dominating the party right now. and as i point out in the column, that force really isn't going anywhere because of the redistricting, because of the way things are structured in the house. and
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